Private Markets Have a Lot to Offer For Investors
Private markets is a broad term encompassing several asset classes which are rarely listed on an exchange, such as private equity, private debt, venture capital, hedge funds and farmland. However, private markets are essential for the proper functioning of capital markets worldwide – while also serving the economy in key ways: from providing funding to new technologies needed to reshape the way we produce and consume food to investing in parts of the economy that are off the beaten track.
As the global economy moves towards the net zero goal, agriculture, a key sector, must be transformed in order for this decarbonisation target to be met.
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The future of food requires new technology. However, for innovation to shape agriculture and the broader food industry, investments are much needed.
Why should investors consider buying farmland? International Banker offers a compelling and balanced case for this asset class.
Incorporating ESG practices when investing in private markets is gaining traction. This paper explores how investors can make use of ESG data to allocate to this sector.
Private debt and ESG don’t always go hand in hand, but in line with asset managers looking more at sustainable investing, private debt allocators are also incorporating ESG practices.
Financial markets are interconnected: what happens to listed financial instruments has an impact to those assets which are not listed, or privately held.
This paper offers a framework for investors to shift their portfolios to accommodate the net zero goal by using derivatives, while also providing some recommendations for hedge funds.
This analysis of 1,800 European private equity and venture capital firms covers fundraising, investment, and divestment trends of 91% of the private equity market in the region.
This paper explores the important role that private credit plays in the functioning of the U.S. capital markets, as well as how it contributes to the broader American economy.
What drives Africa's young start-up scene? Where do small and innovative African businesses get finance from to grow and develop? This report answers these questions and many more.
Private assets are no longer seen as too opaque and niche for investors. Institutionalisation of asset management has brought some standardisation to the asset class.
Latham & Watkins provides a comprehensive analysis of key developments and trends across private capital markets.